Neptune is the eighth and most distant planet from the sun.
Neptune is dark, cold, and windy. The configuration of Neptune is similar to Uranus – ice and rock with about 15% hydrogen and a little helium. Its atmosphere comprises of hydrogen, helium, and methane. Neptune’s blue colour is fundamentally due to the absorption of red light by methane in the atmosphere. Neptune winds are the fastest in the solar system moving at a speed of 2000 km/hr.
Listed below are few features of the planet
- Six rings encircle Neptune.
- It is made of thick soup of water, ammonia, and methane flowing over a solid core.
- It has a thick windy atmosphere.
- One day on Neptune is equivalent to 16 hours.
- Neptune has 13 moons